Nurturing Relationships to Grow Your Network

Nurturing relationships is the best way to grow your network. But it can be difficult to find the time, and it can be hard to know what to do. Here are 3 principles for nurturing relationships. 1. Focus on nurturing relationships by adding value. One important principle of nurturing relationships is adding value. If you [...]

By | 2017-11-21T17:50:39+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Team Collaboration Helps You Sell More

Guess what? Team collaboration helps you sell more! Almost no one gets it when I say, “the CFS Sales PlayBook is not a book.” And that’s because the name “PlayBook” is misleading. People think that it was a “book” created by an expert who imparts wisdom to the rest of the team. A PlayBook that [...]

By | 2017-10-03T11:27:51+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

3 Simple Steps to Create an Effective Sales Process

Sales managers and salespeople alike are most successful when they have an effective sales process. In our experience working with thousands of sales teams, we’ve discovered that teams that follow a sales process are 4x more successful than teams that don’t. Following a sales process allows deals to move quicker, improves communication, and as an [...]

By | 2017-06-21T17:39:51+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|2 Comments

12 Things Top Sales Performers Share

I’ve come across plenty of top sales performers in my travels as a sales trainer. I’ve also learned a lot from these top producers. Perhaps the best lesson is that truly successful top sales performers share best practices with their teams. Top Sales Performers Here are 12 things I’ve discovered they all have in common. [...]

By | 2017-07-13T12:34:12+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|1 Comment

5 Reasons Why Creating a Culture of Learning Will Increase Productivity

Does your company operate from a culture of learning mentality? Just imagine how boring life would be if we didn’t seek out and find new things to learn. Creating a culture of learning in your organization is crucial for so many reasons. Benjamin Franklin once said, “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Investing [...]

By | 2017-07-13T13:20:23+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Sales Success|2 Comments

10 Sales Best Practices Worth Sharing with Your Team

Does your team share sales best practices? Or do they like to keep all their “secret” sales strategies for themselves? Here at CFS, we are big promoters of sharing sales best practices. We believe that when top performers share, the whole team wins. Here is what Charles Bernard, our CEO, has to say about sharing [...]

By | 2017-07-17T11:50:27+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Sales Leaders|5 Comments

Sales Growth Isn’t a Numbers Game, it’s a People Game

What if sales growth wasn’t tied to numbers? That’s to say: what if you measured the growth of your sales team by something other than KPIs or closed business? Sound crazy? Stay with me here. Sales Growth Isn’t a Numbers Game How do you identify “growth” as it relates to your sales team currently? Does [...]

By | 2017-06-27T12:41:39+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments

Why Bother with Team Building for Sales?

We talk a lot here about team building for sales. We’ve posted lists of sales team building activities and team building quotes, and we’ve often written with the assumption that our readers are invested in team building for sales. But as we meet with people, we occasionally hear other perspectives. If my sales team is [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:47:51+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Sales Leaders|2 Comments

Sales Process Steps & How a Sales PlayBook Can Help

If you're a sales manager or salesperson looking for the best sales process steps, I have a secret (and you're not gonna like it): you already have them. Hold on! Don’t click away. Let me explain. Here at CFS, we’ve worked with hundreds of salespeople, sales managers, and CEOs—providing us with tons and tons of [...]

By | 2016-10-17T16:31:34+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|0 Comments